"A Vision Takes Form"
The White House Under Construction
"A Bird that Whistles"
In Jefferson's Cabinet
"The Splendid Mrs. Madison"
In the Elliptical Saloon
"Tiber Creek: The Bathers"
John Quincy Adams Takes a Deadly Chance
"The Great Cheese"
Jacksonian Democracy Enjoys a Special Treat
"Visitors from the East"
President Buchanan Greets Visitors From Far Away
A War Worker Calls for a Favor
"Composition in Red and Gold"
A Comfortable Room Rendered Richly
"A Favorable Day"
The White House Stables on the Day of Grant’s Second Inauguration
Captured by Color
Collection The President's Neighborhood
Since the White House was first occupied by President John Adams in 1800, influential people and organizations—or those who hoped to...
Collection President Truman's Renovation
During the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the White House underwent a renovation and expansion so extensive, it changed...
John and Abigail Adams: A Tradition Begins
John and Abigail Adams had a wealth of experience in establishing and living in official houses prior to their move...
"A Communication Between These Offices"
When David Baillie Warden remarked in 1816 that “it was originally proposed to form a communication between the [executive departmental] offices an...
The White House Collection: The Beaux Arts Furnishing of 1902
One of the principal goals that governed the architectural changes made to the White House in 1902 by McKim, Mead & Whi...
Official White House China: From the 18th to the 21st Centuries
The house in which the President of the United States lives has always had a great fascination for American citizens...
Restoring the Original White House Stone
The restoration of the exterior of the White House, which I performed from 1989 to 1996, was an exciting and challenging task....
History in White House Silver
One of the most interesting collections of silver of which this country can boast is at the White House. I...
Unbuilt White Houses of the 19th Century
Throughout the latter half of the nineteenth century, several major proposals were made to alleviate crowding at the White House...
Splendor and Scrutiny of White House Tableware
When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau attended a State Dinner at the White House o...
Uriah Levy's Gift to the Nation
For nearly twenty seven years, a full-length bronze sculpture of Thomas Jefferson was displayed at the center of the North...